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Fighting resumes in Yemen's Aden amid tensions: Reuters report

Reuters , Thursday 8 Aug 2019
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Smoke rises during clashes in Aden, Yemen August 8, 2019. (Photo: Reuters)
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At least one person was killed in renewed fighting in Aden, the seat of Yemen's internationally recognised government, a day after clashes between supporters of rival political groups killed around three, local sources said.

Sounds of gunfire echoed through the southern port city while smoke and fire could be seen rising from the Jebel Hadid area, part of the Crater district which houses the hilltop presidential palace, a Reuters witness and residents said.

Clashes erupted on Wednesday between presidential guard forces and supporters of the southern separatist movement, after the funeral of those killed in a Houthi attack last week on a military parade in Aden.

On Thursday a Reuters witness said gunfire was exchanged between presidential guard forces and a southern separatist camp.

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